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Stanford’s current policy on visitors to campus

Please note the following regarding the status of visiting the physical Stanford campus: In response to COVID-19 and in accordance with guidelines from federal, state and county agencies, all of the Visitor Center's on-campus (in person) tours, information sessions and programs remain suspended for the foreseeable future until further notice; the Visitor Center and Office of Undergraduate Admission locations remain closed as well.

We invite you to take a 360° virtual tour of our campus and/or enjoy a few campus photo slideshows, while you stay safe at home.

Stanford Engineering is in the Science and Engineering Quad, west of Stanford’s historic Main Quad and the Oval.

Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center in the southeast section of the quad is the hub of the School of Engineering and home of the Dean’s Office; look for the distinctive octagonal rotunda. Huang Center celebrates Stanford’s central role in the rise of Silicon Valley.    

Other key buildings in the Engineering Quad: 

Our address is 475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305-4121.

Stop by our campus to take a self-guided tour or spend an hour with a student guide exploring the highlights of Stanford's beautiful campus. Requests for group guided tours of the Huang Engineering Center and the Science and Engineering Quad can be emailed to Please allow several weeks for us to find a suitable docent for your tour.

How to get here


Where to park

If you drive to campus on a weekday, your best bet is to either park in the metered or visitor pay lots (bring lots of quarters) or purchase a one-day parking pass. Visitors cannot park in student lots, which are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The university's visitor parking services can help with maps and permits.

General Maps and Directions to Stanford

Find a meal

From premium coffees to grab-and-go sandwiches, there’s plenty to consume in the Engineering Quad. Restaurants are on the ground floors of Y2E2, Huang Center and the Packard Building.

Campus map of places to eat.